2020Solidarity

Memphis Rox has been selected to participate in an art poster project organized by the artist Wolfgang Tillmans, called “2020Solidarity”, benefiting nonprofits and cultural venues during COVID-19. Through Tillmans’s foundation Between Bridges, over 50 artists have designed posters that the foundation is offering free of charge to organizations around the world. To date over 35 organizations across the US, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Poland, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Hong Kong are participating. The posters are offered as a reward for a minimum donation of $50. Memphis Rox will receive all proceeds for donations made through our website.

Posters available through Memphis Rox are made by participating artists William Eggleston, Glenn Ligon, Marlene Dumas, and Yinka Shonibare, and are pictured here.

Each poster is 23 1/2 x 16 1/5, produced in an unlimited edition but available only until July 3. Posters will be distributed when normal operations resume after the pandemic. You can pick up locally in Memphis or we can ship to you directly anywhere in the US for a flat fee of $10, for as many posters as you select. Sorry, no international shipping. For US domestic shipping please select the $60 donation option to include the shipping fee. If you want to make a donation for two or more posters, please select your posters and add the $60 option to only one of your posters. Your tax-deductible donation will be $50 per poster.

Thank you, Eggleston Art Foundation, for selecting us to participate!

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William Eggleston
Untitled
c.1974-75
Offset print on paper
23.4 x 16.5 in (59,4 cm x 42 cm)

William Eggleston lives in Memphis, where he was born in 1939. Eggleston is widely credited with helping to legitimize color photography as an artistic medium. His exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976 is considered a historical landmark, and his work has been the subject of numerous publications and is represented in major collections around the world. In 2019, the Eggleston Art Foundation was established in Memphis to house the Eggleston Archive, facilitate research and support contemporary arts programming.

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Marlene Dumas
'James Baldwin (from the series Great Men)’
2014
Offset print on paper
23.4 x 16.5 in (59,4 cm x 42 cm)

Marlene Dumas is widely regarded as one of the most influential painters working today. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1953, Dumas moved to Amsterdam in 1976, where she has lived and worked since. Over the past four decades, she has continuously probed the complexities of identity and representation in her work. Her paintings and drawings, often devoted to depictions of the human form, are typically culled from a vast archive of images collected by the artist, including art historical materials, mass media sources, and personal snapshots of friends and family.

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Glenn Ligon
‘With Hope’
2017
Offset print on paper
16.5 x 23.4 in (42 cm x 59,4 cm)

Born in 1960, Glenn Ligon is an artist living and working in New York. Through his work he pursues an incisive exploration of American history, literature, and society across a body of work that builds critically on the legacies of modern painting and more recent conceptual art. He is best known for his text-based paintings, drawings, and neon sculptures which draw on the writings and speech of diverse figures including Jean Genet, Zora Neale Hurston, Gertrude Stein and Richard Pryor. 

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Yinka Shonibare
‘Free'

2020
Offset print on paper
16.5 x 23.4 in (42 cm x 59,4 cm)

Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA) was born in 1962 in London and moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to London to study art, and received his MFA from Goldsmiths College. Shonibare's work explores issues of race and class and questions the meaning of cultural and national definitions. His trademark material and motif is brightly coloured ‘African’ batik fabric, historically inspired by Indonesian design, mass-produced by the Dutch and eventually sold to the colonies in West Africa. In the 1960s the material became a new sign of African identity and independence.

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MEMPHIS ROX
879 E McLemore Avenue
Memphis, TN 38106